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Special Event: Campfire Talk Series – USS Monitor – Past, Present, and Future

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
USS Monitor – Past, Present, and Future

It was March 9th, 1862, when a cheesebox on a raft fought right off the shores of Fort Monroe in the first battle where iron met iron. USS Monitor, the nation’s first ironclad, engaged the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads in a valiant attempt to save the Union.

Join Shannon Ricles, education and outreach coordinator for Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, to learn about the Monitor, the battle, the sinking, the discovery, and how it became the first national marine sanctuary. Hear about the recovery expeditions to bring up some of the most iconic artifacts, learn how they are being conserved, and where you can view them today.

Colonies RV & Travel Park – Shelter #5
501 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=BD905C65-09CF-02A4-A0072385C1251D6A

Organizer

Park Ranger Aaron Firth
Phone:
757-679-0929
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Venue

Shelter 3 Colonies RV and Travel Park
501 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA, 23651
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Phone:
757 722-3678
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